YMMV / Fred


  • Acceptable Targets:
    • Kids who need medication and have social issues. Not to mention his parents....
    • Fred himself for the entire internet. You'll rarely find someone above the age of 18 who'll admit to watching and liking him in a non-sarcastic tone.
  • Broken Base: Any change to the original formula of Fred. The movie, the animated shorts, anything.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
  • Deader Than Disco: He used to be the most popular YouTube channel but has since fallen into obscurity with most former fans regarding him as a "fad" rather than a serious YouTube series, his movies and Nickelodeon show did not help either.
  • Ear Worm: "Don't Forget To Brush."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Fred's dad, played by John Cena in the movie is considered by most to be the best part of the movie. Some consider him to be the only good part of the movie.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: A lot of Fred fans were disappointed Fred ended up with Judy in the end and not Bertha. Incidentally there were four endings written for the movie, one of which being Fred and Bertha becoming a couple.
  • Hype Backlash: Fred is one of the most-subscribed on YouTube, but he has lots of haters. The first movie also received a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Internet Backdraft: Nickelodeon announces a TV show. Now just about every YouTube video promoting it has more dislikes than likes and the comments disabled.
  • Love It or Hate It: As is with most comedy, it's more a case of "You get it or you don't."
  • Memetic Molester: Mr. Devlin. MikeJ's reaction to Devlin inviting Fred to his house ("Is Fred going to be molested?) is very accurate, as that's eerily how the scene plays.
  • Moment of Awesome: Fred leading his camp to victory in the third movie. Particularly the 'Loser Song' moment at the end. And unlike sever, this was not a Daydream Surprise.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Lampshaded and Played for Laughs in the crossover Annoying Orange: Annoying Orange vs. FRED!!!, where Fred and The Annoying Orange go head-to-head in "Pester Fest 2010." Nobody wins. Apparently they're evenly matched.
    • Film critic Mark Kermode claimed that Fred's shrieks were so unbearable that he had to stuff things in his ears in order to continue watching the film.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In recent episodes, Fred is harassed by an extremely creepy man named Claudio. In Fred Gets Kidnapped by Claudio, he is introduced by randomly breaking into Fred's house, kidnapping him, and locking him in a pet carrier, and then when Fred's mother catches Claudio, she allows him to stay because he will pay her, despite the fact that he just kidnapped and caged her son. In the next episode, Fred is Left Alone with Claudio, Fred's mother LEAVES FRED ALONE WITH HIM and Claudio continues to do more creepy and outright messed-up things to harass Fred. Brr..
  • One-Scene Wonder: John Cena's appearance in his film was pretty funny, and to most the only funny bit in the film.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Some of Fred's legit fans see him as this.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: The first two Fred movies were pretty forgettable, the third though is actually considered quite good by the fanbase. Helped that it got a few well known names attached to it.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit: It's a mystery how Fred still has 2 million subscribers despite losing his relevance so long ago, especially with the Fred channel not even being that much about Fred anymore.
    • Though it is possible that many of the channels subscribers either forgot they were subscribed or have long abandoned YouTube, and thus the sub amount just seems possible.
  • The Woobie: Fred becomes this whenever his Hilariously Abusive Childhood veers into especially traumatic territory.

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